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Fourth Conference shows continued growth in regional interest!

The leadership team for the Kansas City VMUG extends its warm thanks to everyone who made Tuesday’s event a big success: Sponsors, Speakers, Staff, Volunteers, and especially Attendees!

We saw huge rise in attendance, with over 800 checked-in attendees compared to 526 in 2011, once again breaking a record for our fourth outing. Non-sponsor attendees came to the event from all over the Midwest; in addition to local residents, attendees hail from California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas!

Chatting with Steve WozniakWhile it’s easy to ascribe the jump in attendance solely to the event-opening “Chat with Steve Wozniak,” it was evident from the continued traffic at sponsor booths in the expo hall and attendance at the educational breakout sessions later in the day that, while Mr. Wozniak’s session was a draw, the community of shared interest in the region is strong.

In line with that interest, 54 sponsoring organizations turned out in force on the cold morning, with an unmatched number of local partner organizations in that mix, underscoring the rich ecosystem of products and knowledgeable partners available to VMware customers.

Andre Leibovici discusses VMware’s EUC VisionOf course, the educational breakout sessions are the cornerstone of these events, and the myriad sessions presented ran the gamut from “Using social media to advance your career” to “Technical Deep Dive for vCenter” and “Automation and the API Landscape”.

The Gallery section of the site has pictures from both the event and the preceeding evening’s social event.

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